Article: Amazon to Allow Users to Opt Out of Advertisements


Advertisements on the Kindle was not a smart move by Amazon, but they have quickly responded by allowing owners to opt out of the advertisements for a one off fee. That was a very smart move and has prevented Amazon loosing their place as the top dog in ebook readers and sales. This could have been the decision that destroyed Amazon and may have allowed another player to gain ground easily on them. The link below is to an article that reports on the opt out opportunity.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/amazon-to-allow-users-to-opt-out-of-kindle-fire-hd-special-offers/

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Website: Librophile


If you like listening to books (audio books), then librophile could be just the place for you. At librophile you can browse, listen and download audiobooks and ebooks.

For more visit:
http://www.librophile.com/

Article: Ebook Pricing and the Pricing Scam


The link below is to an article that looks at the pricing of ebooks and the attempted pricing scam by various publishers.

For more visit:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409431,00.asp

Article: Immersion Reading and Whispersync for Voice with Amazon


The link below is to an article that reports on Immersion Reading and Whispersync for Voice, both from Amazon.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/amazon-unleashes-immersion-reading-and-whispersync-for-voice/

Author Interview: Howard Jacobson


The link below is to an interview piece with author Howard Jacobson. When asked about the term ‘literary fiction,’ he says ‘I hate the phrase “literary fiction”. I write fiction. The others write crap.’ lol. Well, at least he’s pretty sure of himself.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/sep/09/howard-jacobson-zoo-time-interview